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We have the following colours to choose from

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Colours /Colores:

black = negro

white = blanco

blue = azul

red = rojo

green = verde

brown = marrón

orange = naranja

pink = rosa

purple = púrpura

yellow = amarillo

Read the conversation below / Lee la conversación de abajo:

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Janet: Hi guys, thank you for coming. I need to tell management the colours of the new car we are announcing next week, and I only have one day left to confirm. Now, Peter, which colours do we already have in our range?

Peter: Yes, first, we have red, blue, green, white and black already. However we can have a few new colours for people to choose from.

Linda: Yellow and pink for example may be colours that customers will not want.

Janet: Good. I agree, I think pink is bad. I would not like to drive a car that was pink. The fact is that yellow and gold together are the eighth most popular colours of car in the world this year.

Linda: Interesting. So, we have the following colours to choose from: silver, grey, brown and green, yellow and pink.

Peter: Green might be good for people in spring and who like the environment. I think that grey and silver are the same.

Janet: The new car is big. With a large car, a darker colour is better, like brown.

Linda: Our company doesn’t use darker colours, there is no way that management would like that.

Peter: Yes, the thing is, we need to stay with the brand image.

Janet: OK, so no dark colours. Grey and brown are out.

Linda: I think yellow is a good colour to use, if it is popular in the world. Also silver is very popular too – and it is pleasing to the eye.

Janet: Thank you very much with your help, I think now I have more information to help me choose!

True or false / Verdadero o falso:



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Shes got strong negotiating skills but…..

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Key Phrases / Frases clave:

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to bring = traer

to feel = sentir

to improve = mejorar

to offer = ofrecer

to change = cambiar

waste time = perder el tiempo

solve the problem = solucionar el problema

work under pressure = trabajar bajo presión

weaknesses = debilidades

strengths = fortalezas

Read the conversation below / Lee la conversación de abajo:

A: Listen Amanda, what’s your impression of Karen, our supervisor? She doesn’t seem to get on well with the people in the department.

B: No, she doesn’t. She’s always kind of annoyed with everybody, she doesn’t ever praise anyone, she doesn’t even remember our names!

A:  Yeah, she doesn’t appear to enjoy her work anymore.

B: Richard says that she’s got strong negotiating skills.

A: Maybe, but I find working with her a bit difficult on a daily basis. For example, even though I arrive at 9:00 I have to wait an hour for her to turn up because she doesn’t get in until 10:00. Then she has her coffee and reads her mail so she doesn’t really start work much before twelve. I feel that we waste a lot of time every day and I’m sure it doesn’t make a very good impression on our clients. On the other hand, she stays in the office longer than me, and she always gives me that funny look when go home in the evening.

B: Evidently, being in the office from nine in the morning doesn’t count for her! What do your colleagues say about her?

A: She doesn’t really talk to anybody. She’s always busy or in a hurry, or late for a meeting… Many people say she doesn’t give them the support they need.

B: Do you think we should talk to Richard about this?

A: It’s a good idea.

True or false / Verdadero o falso:

1. Karen doesn’t seem to like her job:              T / F

2. She is a good negotiator:                                  T / F

3. She’s always relaxed and friendly:               T / F

4. She gets to work late:                                         T / F

5. She talks a lot during meetings:                     T / F

ANSWERS / RESPUESTAS

1. True

2. True

3. False

4. True

5. False

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Ive got the references for the candidates

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Key Phrases / Frases clave:

keep in touch = mantenerse en contacto

deadline = fecha límite

she has a lot of strengths = tiene muchas fortalezas

as far as I know = que yo sepa, por lo que yo sé

skills and qualifications = habilidades y títulos

have a seat = siéntate / siéntese

interview people = entrevistar a gente

bump into each other = nos tropezamos/cruzamos

work as a team = trabajar en equipo

hard-working = trabajador (adj.)

Read the conversation below / Lee la conversación de abajo:

A: Hi Robin, do you have a minute? I’d like to talk you through the applications for job number FD/395. I’ve got the references for the candidates.

B: Ah, the Oslo job. Sure, come in and have a seat.

A: OK. So, we have Christina Noonan, she’s Irish. She is an experienced sales advisor in our Dublin branch.

B: What exactly does she do ?

A: She advises customers, processes customers’ orders and deals with queries and complaints.

B: And what does her reference say?

A: Well, it says she has a vast knowledge of mobile technology, she is reliable and popular with colleagues and customers.

B: That sounds excellent.  What languages does she speak?

A: Well, that’s a bit of a problem. She speaks only English.

B: Oh, what a pity. She sounds like a perfect candidate but the job requires knowledge of French or German. Now what about the other candidate?

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How do you spend your weekends?

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WEEKENDS / FINES DE SEMANA

have a cold beer = tomar una cerveza fría

to go bowling = ir a la bolera

to go out for dinner = salir a cenar

to go for a walk = ir de paseo

to go dancing = ir a bailar

to go to concerts = ir a conciertos

I can’t wait to go home = No puedo esperar a llegar a casa

watch a movie = ver una película

nothing at all = nada en absoluto

get bored = aburrirse

to spend a weekend = pasar un fin de semana

I have to work this weekend = tengo que trabajar este fin de semana

Read the conversation / Lee la conversacion:

A: Would you like a cup of coffee?

B: No, thanks. I don’t like coffee. I’ll have a cup of tea.

A: Milk, sugar?

B: Milk please. I don’t take sugar.

A: So, Ellen, how do you and Peter spend your weekends?

B: That depends on the season. In winter we go skiing or ice-skating every other weekend. We also go to the theater and to concerts.

A: And in summer?

B: In summer we go hiking in the mountains or we just go for long walks in the city.

A: Do your children spend the weekends with you?

B: No, they don’t. They go skateboarding or swimming with their friends. What about you? Do you and John do any sports?

A: Just one. We play volleyball. And we go dancing—every weekend.

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Te gusta tu trabajo? = Do you like your work?

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DAILY ROUTINE / RUTINAS DIARIAS

call clients - llamar a los clientes

answer the phone - contestar el telefono

start work - entrar en el trabajo

finish work - terminar el trabajo

catch a train - coger el tren

check documents – comprobar documentos

have breakfast – desayunar

go out for lunch – salir para comer

take a shower – ducharse

read the news – leer las noticias

drive – conducir

think – pensar, creer

Read the conversation / Lee la conversacion:

A: Uncle Jack, I’m writing an article about business people today for our school magazine. Could I ask you a few questions?

B: Of course you can, Lucy. What do you want to know?

A:  Do you like your job, uncle?

B: Yes, I do. I like it very much.

A: What exactly do you do?

B: I’m in charge of the IT department. I manage IT systems and supervise the work of our IT technicians.

A: IT technicians? What do they do?

B: They install software programs and configure applications, but first of all they solve any technical problems related to software and hardware.

A: Do you do the same things every day?

B: No, every day is different. As a manager I also have to meet with our clients and suppliers, give presentations and make lots and lots of phone calls. I work very long hours.

A: What time do you start and finish work?

B: I start at 6:30 a.m. and finish at 9:00 p.m. every day.

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Son estos tus padres? = Are these your parents?

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KEY PHRASES OF THE WEEK / FRASES CLAVE DE LA SEMANA

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guapo – handsome

joven – young

a la derecha – on the right

a la izquierda – on the left

fuera de la oficina – out of office

mucho mejor – much better

si quieres – if you like

ordenado – tidy

desordinado – untidy

como ves – as you can see

FAMILY / FAMILIA

mujer, esposa - wife

marido, esposo – husband

hijo – son

hija – daughter

madre – mother

padre – father

hermana – sister

hermano – brother

abuela – grandmother

abuelo – grandfather

Read the conversation / Lee la conversacion:

A: Can I have a look at your family photo?

B: Sure. There are many photos.

A: Are these your parents?

B: Yes, this is my mother and father who both live in Australia.

A: And who are the people in this photo?

B: The tall man is my brother. The woman with the dog is my brother’s wife.

A: Are these their children?

B: Yes, they are. The boy’s name is Chris and the girl’s name is Alice. Look at this photo. These are my grandparents in their car. My grandmother is holding her cat. Its name is Snowy.

A: This photo looks old. It’s black and white.

B: Oh, it’s my school photo. These are my classmates and that’s our teacher, Mrs Burns.

A: Where are you?

B: I’m here, on the right. And here, behind me, is my best friend Sam, and his girlfriend.

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Cuantos portatiles tenemos? = How many laptops do we have?

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KEY PHRASES OF THE WEEK / FRASES CLAVE DE LA SEMANA

Quite small – bastante pequeño

Over there – (por) allí

Colleague – compañero de trabajo

What about you? – ¿Y tú?

How many _____ do you need? - ¿Cuántos _____ necesitas?

OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE / EQUIPAMIENTO DE OFICINA Y MUEBLES

Laptop – portátil

Chair – silla

Door – puerta

File – archivo, archivador

Printer – impresora

Keyboard – teclado

Computer mouse – ratón

Loudspeakers – altavoces

To reserve – reservar

Conference room – sala de conferencias

Read the conversation / Lee la conversacion:

A: How many laptops have we got?

B: Three. They’re all in that big box near the door.

A: And where is the new printer?

B: It’s in that box, over there, near the window.

A: What do you need for your office?

B: We need three more chairs, five keyboards and lots of files.

A: All right. You can take them.

B: Can we have these computer mice, too?

A: No, sorry. We need them for these computers.

B: And what about those loudspeakers? Can we have them in our office?

A: No, sorry. They’re for the conference room.

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A que te dedicas? = What do you do?

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Bienvenidos al primer blog para los principiantes de Love Speaking. Estámos aquí contigo en cada paso del camino para ayudarte a aprender inglés. Hoy el tema es: “What do you do?’:

Study the key phrases below / Estudia las frases clave de abajo:

GREETINGS / SALUDOS

Good morning – Buenos dias

Good afternoon – Buenas tardes

Good evening – Buenas tardes

Good night – Buenas noches

 

JOBS / PROFESIONES

a teacher –  un profesor, una profesora

a doctor – un/-a médico (un doctor, una doctora)

an accountant – un/-a contable

a sales manager  – un jefe de ventas, una jefa de ventas

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Read the conversation / Lee la conversacion:

[1] Good morning, my name is Sylvia Henson. What’s your name?

[2] Good morning Sylvia. My name is James MacAleese.

[1] Nice to meet you James.

[2] Nice to meet you too.

[1] What do you do, James?

[2] I’m an accountant. What do you do, Sylvia?

[1] I’m a teacher.

[2] How do you spell your surname, Sylvia?

[1] It’s H-E-N-S-O-N 

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